Don’t be tempted…Don’t lick your lips!

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Brad Pitt during ‘Mr. And Mrs. Smith’            L.A. Premiere 2005

One bad habit we have to admit to is the fact that yes! sometimes we lick our lips. With the arrival of winter,  chilly weather is extremely harsh on our skin. Our lips are super sensitive and when exposed (we can’t help it) to the cold breeze they basically dry out!

Here are a couple of tips for both women and men, we at follow in order to keep our lips hydrated, nourished and healthy.

We can’t forget that licking our lips basically worsens the situation. Our saliva contains acids which break down food, these acids  basically just dry us out when we lick our lips.

In the morning before washing your face, apply some lip balm or Vaseline on your lips. Facial cleansers contain oil fighting ingredients which which can dry our lips.

Always carry lip balm with you and definitely select one with spf and with one of these super moisturizing ingredients …beeswax, vitamin E or glycerin.

When at home try this amazing D.I.Y. Take a cucumber and simply take one to three slices (the rest can be used for your salad or for other D.I.Y./skincare treatments…tons on our page) and place them on your lips. Hold them for like 15 min. During this time your lips will absorb all the water from the slices of cucumber.

We love the following P.M. D.I.Y. (When we’re sleeping)

Simply mix olive oil and honey. Olive oil is beyond moisturizing and repairing (loaded with vitamin E and minerals) Honey is also a great humectant but has tons of antibacterial and antiviral properties, so adios! chapped lips.

Apply the mixture to your lips and the next morning your lips will be moisturized, healthy and ready to face the cold chilly weather.


P.S. Always moisturize before heading out!

After-Shave Nourishing & Pampering!

Icon Virna Lisi by Jean-Paul Goude x Esquire Magazine March 1965

Honestly, we all hate razor burns & bumps; besides irritating, painful and just annoying, they look horrible. The following soothing mask is great for both women and men and it can be incorporated into your post shaving experience. Great for legs, face  and basically anywhere on our bodies The Cucumber Yogurt After Shave Mask is soothing, refreshing, moisturizing and yes! anti-inflammatory.

All you need is a peeled cucumber and three to four spoons of plain greek yogurt (keep in mind we always select regular yogurt and avoid the fat free ones because the high levels of fat  are key in repairing and adding a glow to our skin especially during these cold months). You can also use more or less of the ingredients (depending on the area of focus)


Time to make our Cucumber Yogurt After Shave Mask.

Blend the cucumber (blender) with  plain yogurt. After you have created a smooth mask apply to the irritated area. Cucumbers are packed with hydration and anti-inflammatory properties. Yogurt is exfoliating, smoothing. moisturizing and repairing. After 15 min. rinse off with warm water, pat dry and finish off as usual (moisturize!)

P.S. We love to make the best of everything we have so in case you have some left over, it can be used as a great toning facial mask as well. Follow as mentioned above.

Say no to thirsty skin!

banana honey mask

We all know that a healthy and balanced diet with regular exercise is key in having great skin, but truth be told sometimes we’re so busy and especially with the holidays (food overdose) we haven’t really had the chance to hit the gym or keep a proper skin care regimen. Our skin is looking dry, dull and just missing that radiant glow which we all love. The following mask is super easy and is great for both women and men. While having your morning coffee and getting ready to head out into the cold try to apply this super hydrating mask to your skin, in order to give your skin the moisture needed. Say no to thirsty skin! (thirsty skin over produces oil thus leading to breakouts and it also speeds up the aging process)

All you need is a banana and some honey.

As we have explained before, honey is a humectant. It’s super soothing and has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It reduces swelling and really treats wounds and scars.

Bananas are loaded with vitamins and minerals, nourishing our skin and increasing its elasticity. Vitamin A present in bananas restores our moisture, so this is a major plus.

How to make your mask.

Remember you will apply this mask to clean skin. All you need to do is mash a banana and mix it with honey.

Apply on your skin and let it sit for 15 minutes then rinse off with warm water. Follow with your favorite moisturizer and your set!

This mask is great for both women and men and is one of those winter pampering treatments which benefits all skin types from normal to acne prone skin.

Red Wine Toner…Cheers!

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Leftover wine from holiday dinner? Don’t toss it away!  Wine’s powerful properties are super beneficial for our skin.

The following toner is great for both women and men and it’s super easy and efficient.

The Goal: Clear, balanced and Glowy Skin.

Here’s a little info. on why we love red wine for skin care.

High levels of antioxidants which protect us from aging.

Stimulates blood circulation.

Increases skin elasticity (firmer skin)

Brightens our skin.

Detoxifies (goodbye acne )

Red Wine Toner.

Simply dab a cotton ball over the bottle and swipe over your skin. (Make sure your skin is clean before applying).

We personally let it dry and then follow up with our  favorite moisturizer.

You can also rinse it off after a couple of minutes, pat dry and then hydrate.

Working them Lashes!

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Lashes by Pat McGrath x Dolce & Gabbana AW’14

OK, so it’s officially that time of the year where time is limited. From Holiday shopping to wrapping things up at work or school, we basically don’t have time to sit and do our makeup. We can’t lie at we’re all about less is definitely more! We love to embrace our natural beauty, but we also love to enhance our natural features. An easy way to warm up our look and take our casual wear to an entirely another level, is by focusing on our lashes.

Healthy, Long and Thick lashes are definitely sexy and really add a pop of vamp to any look. Easy to wear from A.M to P.M it will blend smoothly with anything you are wearing.

Here’s one of our favorite make up tips on how to get Big, Thick and Extravagant Lashes. (Don’t bother buying lashes embrace the ones you have they are unique and definitely made for you)

All we need is baby powder and our favorite mascara.

Before applying your mascara, grab an eye shadow brush or blush brush and dip it in baby powder. Swipe it over your lashes until you make them chalky. After you’re done just apply your favorite mascara and voila your basically set! Baby powder acts like a primer allowing you to have full, thick and voluptuous lashes! ( and yes all yours)

Honey & Cinnamon…Facial Treats!


The Weekend is finally here and after this extremely long week (work and Xmas shopping) yep we broke out! There are tons of DIY’ and Masks in the market that will definitely take care of acne and nourish our skin. We love sharing new and interesting combos to our followers. Today we’re going to try a fast and super efficient mask that is great for everyone that has acne prone skin.

All we need to do is grab two tablespoons of honey and  mix it with one tablespoon of cinnamon.

Honey  is hydrating, nourishing and soothing. It has antibacterial and antiviral properties, so it will disinfect. Cinnamon has antimicrobial properties so it’s basically going to put a stop to the growth of bacteria. Bring these two together and we get an amazing anti acne facial mask.

We’re going to clean our face (after washing pat dry) and after mixing both these ingredients (make sure you have created a paste) we will apply it on our skin. After 15 min. we will rinse with warm water pat dry and apply our favorite moisturizer.

You can do this mask twice a week to treat and prevent acne.